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FLORIDA

Your complete directory of Florida candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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- Florida Times-Union

LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: June 17, 2022
State Primary: August 23, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on May 3, 2021


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the General Election.)
Ron DeSantis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Mercadante (R) - Air Conditioning Engineer, GOP Activist & '18 Candidate

Randolph Bracy (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Businessman

Charlie Crist (D) - Congressman, Ex-Governor, Ex-Attorney General & Ex-State Sen.
Richard Dembinsky (D) - Engineer & Frequent Candidate

Val Demings (D) - Congresswoman & Retired Orlando Police Chief
Anna Eskamani (D) - State Rep., Nonprofit Executive & Doctoral Student

David Nelson Freeman (D) - Businessman

Nikki Fried (D) - State Agriculture Commissioner & Attorney

Jonathan Karns (D) - Restaurant Owner

Phillip Levine (D) - Ex-Miami Beach Mayor, Businessman & '18 Candidate

Amaro Lionheart (D) - Documentary Filmmaker, Writer & Environmental Activist
Alex "Lundy" Lundmark (D) - Real Estate Broker & '18 Candidate
Timothy Mosley (D)

Annette Taddeo (D) - State Sen., Businesswoman, '16 US Rep Nom & '14 Lt Gov Nom
Daniel Uhlfelder (D) - Attorney

Kyle "KC" Gibson (NPA) - Pastor & Frequent Candidate
Mark Graham (NPA) - Computer Technician & '16/'20 Presidential Candidate
Frank Hughes Jr. (NPA) - Educational Consultant

David Jolly (NPA) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-Republican

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Jeb Bush - 1994

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Jeanette Nunez (R)*

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Ashley Moody (R)* - (Campaign Site)

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO):
Jimmy Patronis (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Bob Graham - 1978

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Nikki Fried (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Gary Farmer (D) - State Sen. & Attorney
Melissa McKinlay (D) - Palm Beach County Commissioner & Ex-Congressional Aide

Ryan Morales (D) - Marketing Consultant, Democratic Activist & '20 St Rep Candidate

Tom Rooney (R) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney, Rancher & Army Veteran
Wilton Simpson (R) - State Sen. & Farmer


STATE LEGISLATURE:

Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Marco Rubio (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Piotr Blass (R) - Retired College Professor, Mathematician & Frequent Candidate
Calvin Driggers (R) - Retired Businessman
Jake Loubriel (R) - National Guard Soldier & Trump Campaign Activist
Luis Miguel (R) - Marketing Copywriter & Trump Campaign Activist
Ervan Katari Miller (R) - Frequent Candidate
Dwayne Pinney (R) - IT Professional
Angela Walls-Windhauser (R) - Businesswoman & Frequent Candidate
Edward Abud (D) - Security Guard Firm Owner
Aramis Ayala (D) - Ex-9th District State Attorney

Val Demings (D) - Congresswoman & Retired Orlando Police Chief

Allen Ellison (D) - Policy Consultant & '18/'20 US Rep Nominee
Alan Grayson (D) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & Frequent Candidate

Bernard Korn (D) - Realtor, Ex-Police Officer & Frequent Candidate

Josue Larose (D) - Frequent Candidate

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) - Ex-Congresswoman & Ex-Nonprofit Group Consultant
Stephanie Murphy (D) - Congresswoman, Businesswoman & Ex-National Security Specialist

William Sanchez (D) - Attorney & Nonprofit Group Founder
Josh Weil (D) - Teacher
Aleem Young (D)
Dennis Misigoy (L) - Community Activist & '20 US Rep Candidate

David Jolly (SAM) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-Republican

Carlos Barberena (NPA) - Digital Marketing Consultant
Shantele Bennett (NPA) - Financial Advisor
Grace Granda (NPA) - Business Consultant
Steven B. Grant (NPA) - Boynton Beach Mayor & Attorney
Jason Holic (NPA) - Businessman

Bob Graham - 1978

Rick Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.
Jim Davis (WI) - Cope Enforcement Office, USMC Veteran & Trump Campaign Activist


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Matt Gaetz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bryan Jones (R) - Pilot, Gym Owner & Air National Guard Officer
Greg Merk (R) - Test Pilot, Retired USAF/Navy Officer & '20 Candidate
John Mills (R) - Retired Navy Officer & '18/'20 Candidate 
Phil Ehr (D) - Retired Navy Commander & '18/'20 Candidate

District 2:
Neal Dunn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Linda Brooks (R)
Karen Stripling (D) - Consultant

District 3:
Kat Cammack (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Danielle Hawk (D) - Higher Education Professional & Community Activist

Tom Wells (D) - Scientist & Frequent Candidate

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
John Rutherford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Erick Aguilar (R) - College Professor, Consultant, Retired Naval NCO & '20 Candidate
Luna Lopez (R) - Psychologist & GOP Activist
Gary Koniz (WI) - Retired Journalist, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 5:
Al Lawson (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 6:
Mike Waltz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Hannoush (L) - Info Systems Professional & '20 State Rep Nominee
Gerry Nolan (NPA) - Real Estate Investor & '20 Candidate

District 7:
Stephanie Murphy (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Busch (R) - Businessman, Ex-County Water Commissioner & '16 Candidate
Jeremy Liggett (R) - Firearms Instructor, Army Veteran & Alt-Right Militia Activist
Cory Mills (R) - Businessman & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Patrick Wells (R) - Technology Program Manager
Dena Grayson (D) - Biotechnology Consultant, Physician & '16 Nominee
Perry Gregg (D)

Jim Kennedy (D) - Electrical Engineer & '20 Nominee

District 9:
Darren Soto (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Hendrith Smith (D) - Businessman
Jose Castillo (R) - Businessman & '20 Candidate
Kenny Hartpence (R) - Network Engineer
Becky Hites (R) - Steel Industry Consultant & '20 Nominee in Georgia
Bill Olson (R) - Retired Army NCO, Afghan War Veteran & '20 Nominee
Sergio Ortiz (R) - Mortgage Banker, Pastor & '20 Candidate

District 10:
Val Demings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Randolph Bracy (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Businessman

Willie Montague (R) - Christian Nonprofit Group CEO, Life Coach & '20 Candidate
Carter Morgan (R) - Software Engineer & GOP Activist

District 11:
Dan Webster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Sabatini (R) - State Rep., Attorney & National Guard Officer
Gavriel Soriano (R)
Tony Rosado (NPA) - Ex-Mascotte Mayor & Auto Salesman

Reubin Askew for Governor / Jim Williams for Lt. Gov. - 1970

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bill VanHorn (D) - Retiree
Kim Walker (D) - IT Professional, Ex-Correctional Officer & Army/USAF Veteran

District 13:
[ Charlie Crist (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2022. ]
Ben Diamond (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
Rick Kriseman (D) - St. Petersburg Mayor, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Eric Lynn (D) - Ex-US Defense Dept Official & '16 St Rep Nominee

Michele Rayner (R) - State Rep. & Attorney

Anna Paulina Luna (R) - Businesswoman, USAF Veteran & '20 Nominee

Amanda Makki (R) - Attorney, Lobbyist, Ex-Congressional Aide & '20 Candidate

Frank Craft (L) - Florist

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tony Eldon (D) - Teacher, Businessman & '20 St Sen Nominee
Alix "Jack Chistopher" Toulme (D) - Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Erik Mishiyev (NPA) - YouTube Show Host & Ex-TV News Intern

District 15:
Scott Franklin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jesse Philippe (D) - Law School Graduate, Iraq War Veteran & '20 Candidate
Lily Ramcharran (D) - Realtor & Ex-Code Enforcement Officer

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Martin Hyde (R) - Businessman, Community Activist & '17/'20 City Comm. Candidate
Ben "Nio" Miranda-Padilla (D) - Claims Adjuster & USAF Veteran
Jan Schneider (D) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & Frequent Candidate

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Greg Steube (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrew Bevan (D)
Dan Lambert (D) - Pastor & Ex-University Dean

District 18:
Brian Mast (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Melissa Martz (R) - Attorney & Yoga Instructor
Pam Keith (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 19:
Byron Donalds (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Cindy Banyai (D) - Organizational Consultant, College Professor & '20 Nominee

District 20 - Special Election - Primary: 2 Nov 2021 - General: 11 Jan 2022:
[ Alcee Hastings (D)* - Died April 6, 2021. ]
Matt Boswell (D) - Financial Advisor
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) - Businesswoman & '18/'20 Candidate
Elvin Dowling (D) - Consultant, Community Activist & Author
Bobby DuBose (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner
Omari Hardy (D) - State Rep., Ex-Lake Worth City Commissioner & Ex-Teacher
Dale Holness (D) - Broward County Commissioner, Ex-Lauderhill Commissioner & Businessman
Emmanuel Morel (D) - Labor Consultant, Democratic Activist & Frequent Candidate
Marlon Onias (D) - Attorney, Ex-Police Officer & USCG Veteran

Bobby Powell (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Urban Planner

Barbara Sharief (D) - Broward Co Commissioner, Ex-Miramar Commissioner & Businesswoman
Priscilla Taylor (D) - Ex-Palm Beach County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & Businesswoman
Perry Thurston (D) - State Sen., Ex-State House Minority Leader & Attorney
Lateresa Jones (R) - Life Coach & Frequent Candidate
Greg Musselwhite (R) - Welding Inspector, Pipe Fitter & '20 Nominee
Mike ter Maat (L) - Economist & Police Officer

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 21:
Lois Frankel (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeffrey Buongiorno (R) - Technology Professional
Rod Dorilas (R) - Attorney & Navy Veteran
Keith Feit (R) - Educator & GOP Activist
Laura Loomer (R) - Alt-Right Blogger, Anti-Muslim Activist & '20 Nominee

District 22:
Ted Deutch (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Steve Chess (R) - Chiropractor
Darlene Swaffar (R) - Insurance Agency Owner & '20 Candidate
Christine Scott (NPA) - QAnon Conspiracy Theorist & '20 Candidate

District 23:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Carla Spalding (R) - Nurse, Realtor, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Saad Suleman (R) - Telecom Salesman & Recent College Graduate
Rubin Young (R) - Ex-Legislative Aide, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

US Senator Dick Stone - 1980

District 24:
Frederica Wilson (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Christine Olivo (D) - Ex-Church Youth Director, Community Activist & '20 Candidate
Lavern Spicer (R) - Nonprofit Food Bank Executive Director & '20 Nominee

District 25:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Adam Gentle (D) - Attorney

District 26:
Carlos Gimenez (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeremiah Schaffer (R)- HVAC Contractor

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) - Ex-Congresswoman & Ex-Nonprofit Group Consultant

Juan Paredes (D) - Computer Programmer

District 27:
Maria Elvira Salazar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nick Duran (D) - State Rep. & Nonprofit Group Executive

Angel Montalvo (D) - IT Professional

David Richardson (D) - Miami Beach City Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & '18 Candidate
Ken Russell (D) - Miami City Commissioner & Businessman
Donna Shalala (D) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-US Health Secretary & Ex-University President



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Jack Eckerd for Governor - Paula Hawkins for Lt Governor - 1978

Constitution Party of Florida (C)
Florida Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of Florida (G)
Libertarian Party of Florida (L)
Reform Party of Florida (REF)
- Alliance Party state affiliate
Republican Party of Florida (R)
Save America Movement Party (SAM)
Independent / No Party Affiliation (NPA)
Write-In (WI)


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State - Division of Elections


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Ed Gurney - 1968

Apalachicola Times
Boca Raton News
Bradenton Herald
Broward El Heraldo (Spanish)
Broward Times (African-American)
Broward & Palm Beach New Times (Alternative)
Cedar Key Beacon
Charlotte Sun-Herald
Citrus County Chronicle
Daily Pulp
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Destin Log
Everglades City Echo
Fernandina Beach News Leader
Florida News Center (Media News)
Florida Political Press (Conservative)
Florida Politics
Fort Lauderdale CityLink (Alternative)
Fort Lauderdale Our Independent (Gay)
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale Westside Gazette (African-American)
Fort Myers News-Press
Fort Pierce Tribune
Gadsden County Times
Gainesville Sun
Golden Gate Gazette
Hernando Today
Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union
Jupiter Courier
Key West Citizen
Lake City Reporter
Lakeland Ledger
Leesburg Daily Commercial
Marathon Keynoter
Marco Daily News / Marco Island Eagle
Melbourne Florida Today
Miami Herald
Miami el Nuevo Herald (Spanish)
Miami Independent Media Center (Progressive)
Miami Jewish Star Times
Miami New Times (Alternative)
Miami-Dade County Campaigns and Politics
Naples Daily News
Northwest Florida Daily News
Ocala Star-Banner
Orlando Sentinel
Palatka Daily News
Palm Beach Post
Panama City News-Herald
Pasco News
Pensacola News Journal
Political Gateway - Florida
Ponte Vedra Beach & Jacksonville Beaches Leader
Post on Politics
St. Augustine Record
St. Petersburg Times -
(Political News - Political Blog)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sayfie Review (Politics)
Sebring News-Sun
South Florida Blade (GLBT)
South Florida Daily Business Review
South Florida Business Journal
Southwest Florida Business News
Stuart News
Sumter County Times
Sunshine State News (Conservative)
Tallahassee Democrat
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa Bay Online
Tampa Tribune
Tampa Weekly Planet (Alternative)
Vero Beach Press Journal
Winter Haven News Chief
Ybor City Stogie

Janet Reno for Governor - 2002

WBBH TV-2 (NBC - Ft. Myers)
WINK TV-11 (CBS - Ft. Myers)
WCJB TV-20 (ABC - Gainesville)
WJXT TV-4 (IBS - Jacksonville)
WJXX TV-25 / WTLV TV-12 (ABC/NBC - Jacksonville)
WBZL TV-39 (WB - Miami)
WFOR TV-4 (CBS - Miami)
WSVN TV-7 (FOX - Miami)
WTVJ TV-6 (NBC - Miami)
WPLG TV-10 (ABC - Miami)
WINZ AM 940 Radio (Miami)
WESH TV-2 (NBC - Orlando)
WFTV TV-9 (ABC - Orlando)
WKMG TV-6 (IBS - Orlando)
WJHG TV-7 (NBC - Panama City)
WEAR TV-3 (ABC - Pensacola)
WCTV TV-6 (CBS - Tallahassee)
WTXL TV-27 (ABC - Tallahassee)
WFLA TV-8 (NBC - Tampa)
WFTS TV-28 (ABC - Tampa)
WTSP TV-10 (CBS - Tampa)
WTVT TV-13 (FOX - Tampa)
WPBF TV-25 (IBS - West Palm Beach)
WPTV TV-5 (NBC - West Palm Beach)

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